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Anybody remember this on the show "I've Got a Secret" in 1964?

Updated on January 26, 2020

Believe it or not I remember seeing this show over 50 years ago!

I don't know if you ever heard of this kid, I didn't hear of him again until over 20 years after his appearance on "I've Got a Secret" in 1964, actually after he was dead! When I did hear his name I never made the connection to that show until I found a video of it recently on You Tube.

This kid taking to music at a young age began at 3 years old with the ukulele, at 5 the guitar, and at 7 years old the piano a major newspaper heralding his talents by the time he was only 8 years old. In September 1962 the LA Times reported he had already "done a number of television commercials and...made a TV pilot."

At 10 years old this kid starred in the role of "Kurt von Trapp" in a local community theater production of The Sound of Music.

In 1965, already having written 40 original songs, he and his father, Harvey, signed a 5-year contract with Decca Records. Upon publication of his first song released on disc, this kid, at 11 years old, became the youngest person ever to sign with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Decca Records planned to make the kid a teen idol, By 12 years old he had written 10 more songs, and Time magazine referred to him as Decca Records' "prepubescent dreamboat". However at this time Donny Osmond captured the affections of teenagers and pre-teens so this kid was quickly forgotten by the public.

What about it old timers (like me), ladies and gentlemen, do you remember who this kid was?

OK, I've led you down the this yellow brick road long enough.

I say yellow brick road because although it sounds like it led us to a dead end it actually leads to good things for this wanna be teen idle kid who can now be found in heaven with his savior.

If you haven't guessed by now, this is the story of a favorite Christian song writer and performer. I was drawn to his gospel music the first time I heard his songs because the lyrics to his songs express deep rooted feelings and scriptural truths that touched my heart. Later I learned of his life and history, his testimony, how parallel his experiences, his feelings and discoveries about life were to mine and, if YOU do not know Christ, I'll wager yours too!

Please take some time to listen to the story of his life which is best told in the following video and then, if you are like me, you'll have to listen to his songs, the lyrics especially. So many sound just like a heart felt prayer to God that if you relate, as I do, to the words, they can make you cry.

I pray the Keith Green story and his music affects your opinion of Christians and Christianity whether you are a believer or not and encourage you to listen to his songs. My favorite was written by his wife, Melody, MAKE MY LIFE A PRAYER.

Listen to it here and if you feel like it, go ahead and cry, it's OK ... I cry everytime I hear it, I'm crying now, can't help it.

Please take this poll.

Is this the first you've heard of Keith Green?

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"You Put This Love in My Heart" "When I Hear the Praises Start" "Dear John Letter (to the Devil)" "Asleep in the Light" "To Obey is Better Than Sacrifice" "The Victor" "Oh Lord, You're Beautiful" "There is a Redeemer" "The Lord is My Shepherd"

Did you know these songs were written by Keith Green?

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